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Pittosporum in perfumery

The solar flowers of Pittosporum

Pittosporum has over 200 different varieties. Two of them are distinguished by their flowers. The first is the Pittosporum from Japan. With clusters of small white starry flowers, Japanese Pittosporum blooms in May-June. Its cream-colored flowers form small bouquets at the end of its branches. Their smell is very similar to that of orange blossom. In other words, it's floral, waxy, powdery, vegetal, and slightly sweet all at the same time. The other floral variety of Pittosporum is called Small-leaved Pittosporum. Smaller, it is known for its twigs with black bark and dense foliage. From March to April, there are also many very dark purple tubular flowers. The latter is more delicious and reveals a delicate honey scent. They, therefore, immerse the flavors that contain them in a burst of very trendy sweets without becoming too heavy. The Pittosporum thus manages to be greedy while preserving a very floral and airy lightness.

Pittosporum, a scent reproduced in the laboratory.

Unlike many flowers, the scent of Pittosporum cannot be directly extracted in nature. If the latter can be integrated into current perfumes, it is above all thanks to scientific progress. Pittosporum is a so-called silent flower whose scent must be fully reconstituted thanks to synthetic molecules. Its use is, therefore, relatively recent in the history of perfumery. Despite everything, the resulting fragrance remains close to that of the original flowery note of this shrub. Its authenticity is surprising. Enough to take us to Asian countries with a single breath! All brands are crazy about it. Pittosporum can also boast of having already been used by the famous houses Armani, Hugo Boss, Dolce & Gabbana, or Versace. It remains nevertheless instead used in feminine essences.

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